Back again for the 149th time, bringing you the truths the lamestream media is scared to tell you. Just kidding. I’m just talking bullshit up in here in general. I played at the Rootwire festival this weekend. It went off. Now THAT was a hippie ass festival if I’ve ever played one but those people got down. Shout out to the girl I glanced at while on stage who was dancing completely nude. Also shout out to whatever drugs she was on cause not a fuck was given by her in the slightest.
Anyway, you got questions that need answering? about anything? Send them my way! Email them to me at: Phatfriendblog@gmail.com or leave them in the comments below. They’re both anonymous so, have no fear. Also, if you need love advice, send those questions over too. My “Dr. tony” question pile is pretty thin right now and I need ammo for future entries.
Okay? Great…on with the questions.
Are there any movies you’ve seen that you believe to be in need of a sequel/sequels, or are you an anti-sequel type of dude?
I’m not an anti-sequels type of guy but, in general, sequels do tend to be thrown together and pushed out before they’re ready. Every now and then , though, they nail one. I though Blade 2 was awesome. Gremlins 2 was better than the first, in my opinion. The second X-men movie was better than the first. And did you see the last Rambo installment? Holy shit.
As for movies I’d like to see give it a second go? Obviously, Macgruber.
That needs to be made into a 15 part mega series. Still, one of the most slept on and hilarious movies I’ve ever seen. What else? hmm…I’d love to see another Team America. Mostly comedies work for me as sequels. Action or drama movies tend to spill their load in the first go round.
I have an opinion type question. What do you think is the perfect friend dynamic? Like, for example, when I was young (primary school) I would just be friends with everyone and have a new best friend every couple of months, but I guess that was just growing up. Later, through high school and start of college I had a clear best friend and it was great but it was a little difficult sometimes. It was a real bromance, we would talk on the phone everyday, hang out almost every day, even go on vacation just the two of us a couple of times (no homo, we would get together with girls while there) and it was great to have that kind of friend but it became like a relationship. I had to call him and talk, it was an obligation.. So we grew apart and now I have a couple of good friends but no one to call my best friend, while my former bf has a new one (lol, no homo). I like this arrangement more, because I already have a girlfriend and I only have 24 hours in my day, but sometimes I miss having a friend who would be down for anything, anytime. So what would be your perfect friend dynamic?
I like to look at friendship levels like strata. Let’s say, you are the core of your “earth”. and every layer around you are your friends. You have the the first layer which is mostly made up of family , girl/boyfriend, husband/wife and your very closest friends. While I do have a “best friend” , I also have a small handful of other friends who I’m just as close with. They would all be on the first strata.
The second strata would be people I’m very cool with and enjoy hanging around with but they aren’t exactly my go-to friends. They’d be at my wedding. They’d be at my birthday parties but they wouldn’t exactly be expected to visit me in the hospital. I’d see a movie with them and go out to dinner with them but they probably don’t know my moms first name.
The third strata are people who you don’t really keep close contact with but you see frequently and like them enough. They’re casual buddies. But, beyond that, they are people whose company you enjoy , just not on a regular basis. That’s a very light relationship. If one of these people pops off at you about some bullshit, they’re the type you can be like “eh, go fuck yourself” and life will go on like it never happened with or without them.
The fourth layer is acquaintances. People you don’t really know well. Perhaps internet friends or co-workers. You greet them and small talk but that’s about it.
The fifth layer and beyond is for strangers and people you’ve met once.
That’s how I see it.
All that said, whenever I hear a grown man harping about his “Best friend”, I do find it kinda weird. That’s a very “care bear” ass thing to think about as an adult in general. By the time you’re grown, all these things should be established to the point of it no longer being a conversation piece.
Any thoughts on “fixed gear hipster cyclists”. I laugh uncontrollably every time I see one of these poor lost souls…You?
I honestly didn’t even know what “Fixed gear” meant until this year. Hell, let those people ride what they wanna ride. If they hate brakes so much, give them what they want. I’m not a bike rider so I truly am completely indifferent about the whole thing.
But, speaking of bikes, in NYC right now we got these Citibikes popping off like crazy. For those who don’t know, they’re rental bikes that allow people to basically travel from point A to Point B and that’s it. That’s cool and all as it cuts down on car usage but , from the looks of it, those bikes must weigh 400 pounds each cause I am yet to see someone riding one that doesn’t look like they’re going up a hill on a 30 degree angle. Shit looks brutal.
What’s with rappers, underground usually but it can go anyway, often not putting their lyrics out? I understand that printing a booklet for a CD would cost more money, but why not put them out on the internet? Sometimes it’s hard for fans to decipher every word a musician says, so we can’t always write them out ourselves. I myself like having a printout of the lyrics in front of me when I’m trying to figure out the meaning of a complicated rap song. I know fans aren’t obligated to having written lyrics given to us, but I just don’t understand why the musician won’t put them out in the first place, because (in my opinion) it’s really not too much effort.
So, what do you think? Just laziness or some other reason?
Transcribing a whole album is a tedious project for any rapper. Especially for the more verbose mc’s out there who are the ones people might want to get the lyrics from in the first place. It’s not like the streets are begging Rick Ross for his lyric book. I actually think transcribing lyrics is something so few people in rap do that many rappers don’t even think about it. So, it’s not so much laziness as it is just not a standard practice of rap music in general. It should also be added that, with the way cd sales are doing, there isn’t much incentive to do extra work on a physical cd fold out that like only a few hundred people are gonna read anyway. I would say, as a fan, you should expect to not get those lyrics but be extra appreciative when you do cause that artist really wanted you to see his words.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1909348/ You ever see HBO’s Talking Funny? (Louis CK/Chris Rock/Jerry Seinfeld/Ricky Gervais). I’m interested in seeing more groups of 4 talking like this… kind of “the view” but with men. But do you think that many dudes talking at once can work? Either audio podcast style or filmed live? Or do guys tend to talk over each other too much these days for it to be effective?
I have seen it and I loved it. I’m fascinated by comedians just shooting the shit though so I was definitely the target audience for that kind of show.
I’m pretty sure shows with men like this exist already. Sports shows, comedy shows and podcasts. If women can have shows where four of them squawk at each other for an hour (I mean, have you seen the fucking View?!?!) surely four dudes can pull it together and not have a show that turns into an hour long argument and chest beating contest. I would hope the people would be professionals.
This was a weird question in general though as, you know, that thing exists and has existed for quite some time now.
After reading your blog for a while, I’ve occasionally seen you mention things about your girlfriend. I’m curious, how exactly did you meet her?
I ordered her from a serbian dating site. It only cost me one horse and the rights to name my first born son.
I’m not gonna go into personal details but here’s an abridged version:
I met my girl when I was out Djing. I used to do this bi-weekly party in the east village. She had a friend who was a fan of mine and they would sometimes come after work and get shit faced on a wednesday. One night, it was particularly slow. I was djing and my friend “Jackie gold” was there with me. There were only a few people left in the bar and it was fairly late but these two girls were just dancing to everything I was playing. My boy Jackie went up and spoke to them, just kinda shootinng the shit for a little bit. At some point, he told them about a halloween party I was going to be djing. Turns out, one of the girls (my future GF) had a birthday around that time and decided to have her b-day party there. My time line is a little shaky (this was over 6 years ago) but I think she hit me up on myspace (like i said, it was a long time ago) just to thank me for letting her party join with mine. That opened a dialogue that would eventually lead to use writing back and forth on Myspace on a regular basis. Tons of detailed and long winded interactions over a pretty long period of time. I still had only met her in passing at this point. So, she came to the halloween party and at the end we chatted. After that, the myspace interaction picked up speed. I definitely was into her but there was also some looming boyfriend/ex-boyfirend situation going on so things went pretty slowly. She finally broke up with whoever she was seeing and we went on some dates. Like, real old fashioned nerd style. I don’t think we even made out much on them. We’d see movies together and act awkward. To be honest, cause I liked her, I wasn’t really trying to rush things cause I had a feeling that, once things did get serious, she would probably be my girlfriend and that would be the end game of it all. I had been single for like 5 years at that point so it as certainly an idea I had to ease into. Not to mention , she was pretty freshly out of a relationship so I wasn’t trying to rush her into anything. So, to skip a head a few month, time passed, we got our AIDS tests and now we’ve been living together for 3 years (dating for over 6 years though). But, it is crazy to think that Myspace definitely facilitated the beginnings of my entire relationship. Dreams do come true guys!